hahah wow thanks for all the responses guys. I'll try to address them all:
freeweed: I didn't really see it as a UFO..more of a cruise ship with the mast and bridge buut I see that now. yup the c-train and close access to the river were huge factors in deciding on the place. should be easy to find a roommate with that kind of access.
chinook arch: I do have west and north facing views from my unit..unfortunately it's only on the fourth floor and there's a four story building just west of me which blocks views from inside...however there's a great river view from my balcony!
rusty: good to know
I noticed the place when I was looking at the building but didn't really inspect it too closely
jimby: thanks..I think it meets my needs perfectly..we'll see though
corporatewhore: interesting to see the rendering. haha 130k would have been nice..
wooster: thank you. I actually recognize your name from all the time I spent in the edmonton local last summer at work (it was a slow summer)
lespoir: as kw pointed out although I don't take possession for another month it's already a firm sale. from my three trips and six days spent looking at places all across calgary the openness and daytime light of this unit was actually among the best. it may be a bit older but not a bad design for the time.
possession is august 31, if anyone wants to meet up after than that I'd be more than happy to, I only know 3 or 4 people in the city so I'm going to need to get on that